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MSc MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am an accredited and experienced counsellor who offers a safe, confidential, non judgmental and friendly counselling service for individuals, couples and families in the Chester area.

I was trained integratively which means I am able to use a blend of techniques where appropriate such as the person centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and narrative therapy. Each person is an individual and therefore my approach is tailored to individual needs.

Problems can sometimes seem overwhelming and it is often difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can be a powerful and effective way to enable you to make changes in your life by giving you time to reflect and become more aware of the issues as well as the choices you have.

I have achieved accreditation with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics. I am also a qualified and experienced supervisor of other counsellors.

Please feel free to e mail or call me if you have any queries.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in couples and family counselling.
Certificate in supervision.
Diploma in counselling.
Diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy. (CBT)
Certificate in counselling
Certificate in coaching.
MSc Financial Management.
BSc Hons Mathematics.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
CIMA qualified Chartered Accountant.

As well as my private practice work, I have worked as a counsellor in a range of settings including a mental health charity as well as within the university and school sectors.

I have worked with a wide range of client issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, suicide, self harm and issues of abuse.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session for individuals and £45 per 60 minute session for couples and families payable by internet bank transfer. Corporate rate is £55 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

For couples counselling I focus on giving each person the space and time to hear each other, refocus on their relationship, listen and understand each others views and feelings in a place that is safe and non judgemental.

I am working remotely with video calls on zoom or FaceTime.

Hoole, Chester, CH2

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Individual and group supervision offered in Hoole in Chester.

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